Marathon du Mont Blanc: the other huge ultra running party in Chamonix - 6 races, 65 nations represented, 7,000 trail runners, what an ultra party! And it was this weekend, and I was in Chamonix, what a great opportunity! Yet I ...
Monday, December 31, 2007
SAN BRUNO MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING
I recently discovered a new location to do some trail running in the bay area. It is San Bruno Mountain State and County Park. The trails aren't very long, but by stringing some together one can put in some very nice distances with good climbs and fantastic views.
My favorite trails are the Summit Loop and the Ridge Trail. The Summit Loop goes from the park entrance up to the summit (creative name - uh?) at 1314 feet elevation.
It offers some fantastic views.
Here, a couple of Red Tail hawks study some ugly guy running by.
From there, one can then run out along the Ridge Trail which, as the equally creative name implies, runs along the ridge of the San Bruno mountains terminating at Oyster Point.
Here the Ridge Trail runs to the horizon with Mt. Diablo (elev. 3849) being faintly visible through the fog on the other side of the San Francisco bay.
Great views of the south bay, east bay and downtown San Francisco.